Cut to length multi-conductor cables in 1-foot increments
Bulk multi-conductor industrial automation cable is now available cut to length in one-foot increments from 20 to 5000 ft.
Cut-to-length cable eliminates waste and lowers cost (only as much cable as required is purchased). With a low minimum cut length of 20 feet, the price per foot per cable type is the same regardless of length ordered. There are no cut charges (and no shipping charges on orders over $49). Cable is cut to length at AutomationDirect's own UL Certified respooling facility and is available for same day shipping if ordered by 6:00pm ET.
Cut-to-length cable types include flexible portable cord, RS232/ RS422/ RS485 data cable, flexible control (tray) cable, instrumentation cable, continuous flexing control cable, and continuous flexing industrial Ethernet cable.
Cut-to-length cables start at $0.30 / ft. (20-foot minimum) with standard 30-day return policy.
WDP series definite purpose contactors
Definite purpose (DP) contactors are designed for application-specific use to provide compact load control that can handle lower locked rotor switching needs.
WDP series DP contactors provide compact load control in applications such as HVAC, compressors, pumps, resistive heating, power supplies, refrigeration equipment, food service equipment, motors, compressors and welding.
Starting at $7.25, these reliable control components are available in 1- or 3-phase configurations at coil voltages from 24 to 480VAC. Contactor current capacity is up to 60A with 1-, 2-, and 3-pole configurations at 25A, 30A, and 40A; and 3-pole configurations at 50A and 60A.
Terminal box lug connections each have quick connect/disconnect terminals; and optional auxiliary contact blocks mount on WDP series contactors to serve as secondary switches.
Mini Stopper and Stopper Bolt Precision Limit Switches
Mini stopper limit switches from Metrol incorporate a mechanical stop along with the limit switch function, eliminating the need for a separate stop in many applications. With 10 micron repeatability, long service life, and high contact force, these stainless steel switches are ideal for use in precision indexing/positioning applications.
Stopper bolt limit switches can take the place of a stop bolt and a separate switch for indication. Metrol stopper bolt precision limit switches incorporate a mechanical stop along with the limit switch function and provide 2 tasks with one device by housing a high-accuracy built-in switch in a stopper bolt.
These are designed to have the sensed parts come to a stop against them and not damage the switch.
Mini stopper limit switches start at $35.00 and stopper bolt limit switches are priced from $48.00. Both have a one-year warranty.
Limit Switches for Safety Applications from IDEM
Starting at $20.50, safety limit switches from IDEM provide positively operated switching contacts to verify the position of machine elements or other moving parts for safety related purposes. A wide range of housing types are available, and each offers a variety of actuation mechanisms, such as plungers, rollers and levers, all with precise operating points.
HLM series limit switches with heavy duty zinc aluminum die-cast bodies and LSPS series limit switches with standard duty plastic bodies have IP67 ratings and 1/2-inch NPT conduit fittings.
The HLM-SS series of heavy duty stainless steel limit switches has an IP69K rating (ideal for high temperature washdown) and 1/2-inch NPT fittings.
LSMM series (die-cast zinc aluminum body) and LSPM series (plastic body) are compact size switches with 2m pigtails and IP67 ratings (suitable for washdown).
STRIDE Serial / Ethernet Modbus Gateways
STRIDE® Modbus Gateways provide the bridge between Modbus RTU/ASCII (Serial) products and
Modbus TCP (Ethernet) products.
The gateway converts bidirectionally between Modbus RTU or Modbus ASCII protocols and Modbus TCP. The compact STRIDE gateway features 1 or 2 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports and 1, 2, or 4 Industrial serial ports. The Ethernet ports each support up to 16 TCP devices, client or server.
Serial ports each support up to 128 slave devices or 1 master device and provide a high serial isolation voltage of 2kV. There is a DIP switch selectable termination resistor for the RS-485 mode.
STRIDE gateways, with compact metal housings, have a wide temperature range of -40 to +75 deg C and a Class 1 Div 2 Hazloc rating (UL61010).
The three models of the STRIDE MB Gateway are priced from $185.00 and have a 5-year warranty.
Failsafe Force Guided Relays
Force guided relays are electromechanical switching devices that offer safe operation via mechanically linked contacts to ensure that all contacts move at the same time, and prevent movement if any contact is immobilized.
Dold force guided relays have at least one NC contact set and one NO contact set.
Dold force guided relays are available with up to 6 poles in several NO/NC combinations with 5A contact rating, and provide a large wire cross-section (12-24 AWG) to reduce thermal load on wires.
Mounting options include 35mm DIN rail mount integrated relay modules or mounting socket with plug-in relay; the relays include diode protection and modules provide LED indication.
Force guided relays are priced from $12.00 and relay modules start at $29.00.
IronHorse Left Hand Shaft Cast Iron Worm Gearboxes
IronHorse cast iron worm gearboxes (worm gear speed reducers) are mechanical power transmission drive components that can drive a load at a reduced fixed ratio of the motor speed. The IronHorse worm gearbox line now includes left hand shaft models in four frame sizes, and six gear ratios from 5:1 to 60:1. Constructed of cast iron one-piece housings, the worm gearboxes feature a C-flange input. Designed to change drive direction by 90 degrees, worm gearboxes are used when space is at a premium, such as for conveyors, or to simplify mechanical design. IronHorse gearboxes are mountable in any direction, except motor pointing up. Prices start at $147; the full line is normally available for same-day shipping and is backed by a one-year warranty. Worm gear reducer mounting bases are also available for ease of installation.
Complete Stratus Vortex Cooler Assemblies
New Stratus® Vortex Cooler kits include everything needed to implement enclosure cooling. The kits include Stratus vortex cooler with distribution tube and muffler, a Stego adjustable thermostat, a NITRA pneumatic filter/regulator with NITRA 5-micron filter element and a NITRA 2-way 2-position solenoid valve. Stratus vortex cooler kits are priced at $349.00.
Stratus vortex coolers have cooling capacities from 500 to 2,500 BTUH; vortex cooler advantages include small physical size, cools without refrigerants (no CFCs, HCFCs), exceptionally reliable with no moving parts and vortex coolers are suitable for harsh environments. The all stainless steel Stratus vortex cooler mounts in a single 3/4" electrical conduit knockout, and relief valves and seals are built-in which enable the units to maintain the sealed nature of NEMA 4, NEMA 4X and NEMA 12 enclosures.
Igus Polymer Bearings and Hard-Anodized Aluminum Shafts
Available in 4 shaft diameters in fixed and self-aligning housings, igus® DryLin R series polymer bearings (from $6.00) provide a low-cost alternative to recirculating ball bearings and are suitable for wet or dirty environments.
igus igubal series mounted spherical bearings are lubrication and maintenance-free and are lighter and more economical than traditional mounted spherical bearings. Starting at $10.25, these bearings are available in 5 mounting configurations to fit 4 common shaft sizes.
igus iglide series plain sleeve and flange bearings (from $6.75) fit shafts from 1/4 to 1 inch and are economical, dry-running, maintenance free and an excellent choice for a wide range of motion applications.
Starting at $9.25, igus DryLin R series hard-anodized aluminum shafts in both round and fully-supported shafting are specifically designed for DryLin R linear polymer bearings.
STEGO enclosure fan hoods, heaters, thermostats and LED lighting
New hose-proof hoods (from $114.00) fit existing filter fans and the newer Filter Fan Plus line and are designed to increase the UL protection class to Type 4X.
New hazardous area heaters (starting at $137.00) augment existing heaters and are more compact with more wattage options. These compact 50W to 200W convection heaters are used in hazardous areas to prevent formation of condensation and frost in electrical enclosures and measuring equipment.
New compact mechanical hazardous-area thermostats ($91.00) offer a high response accuracy, small switching difference, and long service life for the regulation of heaters deployed in hazardous areas.
STEGO Ecoline LED Lights (from $43.00) require no special cables or connectors and add a new clip mount option and a no-switch option that allows use of an independent switching device.
Marathon Stainless Steel and Jet Pump Motors
New Marathon Powerwash SXT washdown duty motors are designed for use in food and beverage processing and other washdown environments. The all stainless-steel totally enclosed motors are available in single and three-phase. C-face with rigid base (footed) and C-face footless mounting options are available. Marathon stainless steel motor prices start at $309.00.
Jet pump motors are commonly used in commercial and industrial water treatment and processing applications to power centrifugal and hydraulic pumps. Marathon jet pump motors are available in single and three-phase, and in TEFC and Open Drip Proof (ODP) designs. Marathon jet pump motors start at $139.00.
The ODP design allows air to circulate through the motor windings for cooling and increased efficiency, but prevents drops of liquid from falling into the motor.
New SureMotion Linear Shafts, Shaft Supports and Rotary Shafts
SureMotion® precision ground linear shafts are available in C1060 medium-carbon steel or 440C stainless steel. Starting at $7.75, the linear shafts are available in 12, 24, 36-inch lengths and 0.5", 0.75", 1.0" diameters.
SureMotion linear shaft supports, starting at $9.50, offer superior shaft holding strength and are available in standard-height 6061 T6 black and low-profile 6061 T6 gray hard-anodized aluminum designs. The removable-top design allows easy removal of the shaft while maintaining alignment.
SureMotion hardened rotary shafts (from $2.50) are precision ground for exceptional straightness, and accurate diameters. Models are available in diameters up to 3/4 inch and precut lengths up to 36 inches.
303 stainless steel grooved rotary shafts, starting at $3.25 and available in 3" to 12" lengths, are grooved for retaining rings with spacings to fit typical bearings.
IronHorse MTR2 series rolled-steel 56HC-frame AC motors up to 3hp
New MTR2 series IronHorse® general purpose, rolled-steel motors are available in 1-phase and 3-phase versions and offer better performance specifications, improved cosmetic appearance and quieter operation. Nameplates include 60 & 50Hz specifications and reverse wiring instructions.
New single-phase MTR2 rolled-steel motors are available in 1800 RPM, 115/230 VAC models. The motors are 56C frame, TEFC, and provide rigid base or C-face mounting.
The 3-phase 208-230/460 VAC MTR2 motors are available in 1800 and 3600 RPM models with TEFC (Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled) frames, cast aluminum end bells and removable mounting bases.
MTR2-series motors start at $83.00, have a two-year warranty, meet RoHS and Low Voltage Directives, and are CSA and CE approved. Available accessories include bases, junction boxes, fans and fan shrouds.
Continuous Flexing Control Cable
Continuous flexing CF5 and CF6 multi-conductor control cables from igus are specifically designed, tested, and manufactured to be exposed to constant flexing; providing a cable service life between 5 million and 10 million cycles.
Starting at $10.25 for a 20-foot coil, igus Chainflex® cables are available with 3 to 25 unshielded (CF5 series) or 4 to 12 shielded (CF6 series) conductors in 20 AWG to 14 AWG sizes. Chainflex cable is sold in 20, 50, 100, 250 and 500 ft. lengths.
Individual conductors are bare copper and stranded for flexing applications. Conductor insulation is high-quality black TPE or PVC, and cable outer jackets are flame retardant and resistant to sunlight and oil penetration.
Chainflex cables have a unique jacket tear strip that allows the outer jacket to be easily stripped back from the conductors to the desired length.
Extended Sensing Range AC Powered Inductive Proximity Sensors
New V3 series AC powered proximity sensors are now available in 8, 12, 18 and 30mm sizes with extended sensing ranges. These sensors operate on 20-250 VAC/VDC input voltage with N.O. and N.C. output options available. The sensors are short-circuit protected and have a yellow LED status indicator that is output energized. Sensing distances range from 2mm shielded and 4mm unshielded for 8mm sensors to 12mm shielded and 18mm unshielded for 30mm sensors. Axial cable and 1/2 in. micro AC quick-disconnect models are available and all sensors are IP67 protection rated. AC powered V3 series sensors start at $37.00 and are backed by a lifetime warranty.
More Discrete I/O Modules for Productivity2000 PLCs
The Productivity2000 PLC system now has 50 discrete and analog I/O modules providing over 400 local I/O points. With remote expansion, over 4,000 total I/O points are available.
New DC discrete I/O modules (starting at $50.00) include 8-, 16- and 32-point, 12-24 VDC, sink/source modules with additional isolated commons. Two for the 8- and 16-point modules and four isolated commons for the 32-point module.
The Productivity2000 is a modular, rack-based system with a full lineup of discrete, analog and specialty I/O modules. The high-performance CPU has 50Mb memory, fast scan times and five communication ports for $255. Two 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports support programming and client/server connections (Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP).
Free Productivity Suite software features tag name memory addressing and ladder logic with function block programming.
New Safety Mats, Edges and Relays from ASO Safety Solutions
ASO innovative safety mats, edges and specialized safety relays protect people and machinery from harm.
Safety mats detect the presence of personnel on horizontal surfaces (usually the floor). ASO safety mats provide a wide horizontal detection area for personnel. The safety function is triggered when a person steps on the mat. Tapered or straight edge styles allow configuration flexibility. ASO safety mats start at $285.00.
Starting at $36.00, safety edges can be used on any surface, usually near possible crushing or shearing points and are touch-sensitive devices that detect presence at possible danger points. The safety function is triggered when a person or object contacts the edge.
The ASO Safety Solutions safety relay module ($181.00) is a specialized relay used to wire both mats and edges for fail-safe triggering of the intended safety function.
More Hubbell-Wiegmann Enclosures Added
AutomationDirect has added 206 Hubbell-Wiegmann® enclosures in 15 different configurations.
New models include disconnect, pushbutton, padlocking, keylocking, floor-mount, freestanding and stainless steel enclosures, consoles/consolets, and enclosures with knockouts.
The extensive Wiegmann product line of over 2,200 enclosures includes NEMA 1, 3, 3R, 3S, 4, 4X, 6, 6P, 12 or 13 rated models in a wide variety of carbon steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel, aluminum and fiberglass construction. Enclosures are available in wall-mount, floor-mount and freestanding form factors.
Same-day shipping is available on select enclosure models and other sizes and products can be shipped within 15 business days. Enclosures carry a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Custom user specified factory cutouts are also available on select Wiegmann enclosures.
C-more 10-inch widescreen and 15-inch base model HMI touch panels
The new C-more 10-inch full featured EA9-T10WCL widescreen color TFT touch panel ($685.00) has three serial ports, an Ethernet 10/100BaseT port, two USB 2.0 ports, one SD memory card slot and audio line out. Screen resolution is 1024 x 600 pixel WSVGA in 64k colors.
The C-more 15-inch base model EA9-T15CL-R color TFT touch panel is $1,299.00 and includes one Ethernet 10/100BaseT port, one serial port, two USB ports and two SD memory card slots. Screen resolution is 1024 x 768 pixel XGA in 64k colors.
Both touch panels are 12-24 VDC powered and an optional attachable AC power adapter is available. The panels are NEMA 4/4X and IP65 rated (for indoor use only) and are programmed using the EA9-PGMSW programming software, priced at $99.00.
C-more HMI touch panels are UL, cUL & CE approved and have a 2-year warranty.
New Entry-Level 3-inch C-more Micro HMI Panels
New lower priced C-more Micro EA3 series HMI panels, available in touch and non-touch versions, have a 3.1-inch STN LCD monochrome display and 12 selectable LED-driven backlight colors. The panels feature a 128 x 64 pixel display, and five user-defined function keys each with a red LED indicator. Each panel has one RJ12 serial port for programming and PLC connection (supports only AutomationDirect/Modbus PLC protocols).
The EA3-S3ML-RN C-more Micro non-touch panel, priced at only $98.00, is NEMA 1 as shipped but is NEMA 4/4X indoor, when installed with an available optional gasket. The EA3-S3ML-R C-more Micro touch panel ($146.00) is NEMA 4/4X and IP65 (indoor) rated.
These panels are powered through the RJ-12 serial port of most AutomationDirect PLCs, or from the USB port of a PC using the EA-MG-PGM-CBL (USB to RJ12) cable.
Productivity1000 Stackable Micro PLC
The new Productivity1000 stackable micro PLC is the super compact yet highly capable member of AutomationDirect's Productivity controller family. The P1000 is packed with many of the features of the Productivity series but housed in a smaller, slimmer design to provide space, budget and time savings.
The full-featured P1-540 CPU ($169.00) has 50Mb memory; 4 built-in communications ports including micro USB, Serial RS-485, Serial RS-232 and Ethernet 10/100Mbps. The built-in Micro SD card slot provides data logging up to 32GB (card sold separately).
The P1000 PLC supports up to 8 I/O modules for a total of 128 discrete I/O points or 32 analog I/O channels. A full lineup of 14 discrete and analog I/O modules is available.
ProductivitySuite programming software is a free download and the P1000 starter kit ($399.00) has everything you need to get started.
New CLICK Ethernet PLC Units with built-in analog I/O
CLICK Series stackable micro brick PLCs are now available with both Ethernet communications capabilities and analog I/O built-in. 12 new units provide both discrete and analog I/O including four discrete inputs, four discrete outputs, two or four analog inputs and two analog outputs.
These CLICK Ethernet/Analog PLC units are available with combinations of current and voltage 0-20mA, 4-20mA, 0-5VDC, 0-10VDC inputs and outputs; and with 24 VDC or 120 VAC discrete inputs and DC or relay outputs.
The units feature one built-in 10/100 Mbps Ethernet communications port for both programming and Modbus TCP networking, plus RS-232 and RS-485 ports.
Ethernet/Analog PLC units include a calendar/real time clock, battery backup and are configured with free programming software.
CLICK Ethernet/Analog PLC Units have a 2-year warranty and start at $179.00.
StrideLinx Reliable, Secure Remote Access
STRIDE StrideLinx provides secure access over the "industrial internet" to remotely connect, monitor and troubleshoot multiple field devices. StrideLinx easily and affordably cloud enables any Ethernet-ready device.
The StrideLinx platform consists of three types of VPN routers and two antenna sets (Wifi and cellular). 5GB monthly data bandwidth is included free and subscription options include additional bandwidth (up to 50GB) and cloud data logging. The StrideLinx platform allows unlimited users, and unlimited concurrent client and mobile connections.
Starting at $450.00, router options include wired, cellular 4G LTE and WiFi. The AT&T 4G LTE model allows access to remote locations that do not have internet access. The WiFi model allows configuration of the router as an access point or client. All models have 4 LAN ports and a WAN port for optional wired connections.
Next Generation GS4 Series DURApulse AC Drives ... up to 300 hp
The DURApulse GS4 series of AC sensorless vector drives includes many of the same standard features as our other GS drives including dynamic braking, PID, and adds much more.
GS4 drives are available up to 300hp in the 460V models, up to 100hp in the 230V models. All of the 230V models can run on 3-phase or single phase.
Starting at $422.00, GS4 drives have a 100kA Short Circuit Current Rating (SCCR), a 50°C operating temperature rating, and STO (Safe Torque Off) is built in.
Modbus RTU/ASCII and BACnet protocols are built in and can be upgraded with optional Modbus TCP or EtherNet/IP communication cards.
The smart keypad with QuickStart menu can be remotely mounted for easy configuration / control.
Every drive has a built-in PLC (up to 10k steps) and software for both the drive and the PLC are available on CD or as a free download.
Flexible Multi-Conductor Shielded Control Cable
Flexible multi-conductor control cable is now available in shielded and unshielded versions ranging in sizes from 18 to 10 AWG and with three to 41 conductors. Individual stranded copper conductors have black PVC/Nylon insulation and are marked with identification numbers. With a rugged premium grade TPE outer jacket, cables are flexible for easy installation and are available in 50, 100, 250, 500 and 1,000-foot reels.
Shielded versions include both an overall aluminum mylar foil tape with drain wire and tinned copper braid for maximum effectiveness against external electrical noise interference.
The cables are resistant to sunlight, oil, and moisture penetration, and are suitable for wet and dry, indoor and outdoor locations. These multi-conductor flexible control cables are UL and CSA approved and RoHS compliant. Reel prices start at $50.00.
More Koyo Encoders - light-duty incremental and medium-duty absolute
Two Koyo light-duty incremental encoder product lines have been expanded and a higher resolution Koyo medium-duty absolute encoder has been added.
The TRD-S Series of 6mm solid shaft and TRD-SH Series of 8mm hollow shaft incremental encoders now have 5-12 VDC open collector output versions in addition to the existing 12-24 VDC open collector or 5 VDC line driver output versions. These light-duty industrial grade incremental encoders have an IP40 environmental rating with resolutions available from 100 pulses per revolution to 2500 ppr and up to a 200 kHz maximum response frequency. Koyo light-duty incremental encoders start at $90.00.
TRD-NA Series absolute encoders are now available in resolutions up to 2048 ppr. Starting at $271.00, these medium duty encoders feature a small 50mm diameter body and are splash proof IP65 rated.
SureMotion® Gen 2 Linear Slide Actuators
SureMotion Generation 2 Compact and Value Line motor-ready actuators have been added to replace existing actuators of the same model, length and screw pitch. With reduced parts count, the Gen 2 actuators provide even more reliable operation.
Starting at $1,129.00, self-contained Gen 2 Compact slide actuators are available with travel distances to 36 inches and travel speeds up to 20 inches per second. Compact Gen 2 actuators have an integral wireway through the body and a more robust motor mount that fits both NEMA 17 and 23 motors.
Value Line linear slide actuators (starting at $789.00) are available with travel distances ranging from 6 inches to 24 inches. The Gen 2 actuators add integral sensor mount grooves and a more robust motor mount. These versatile units can be mounted horizontally, vertically, or inverted without loss of load capacity.
IDEM Viper Series Safety Relays
Viper Safety Relays from IDEM are designed with enhanced LED diagnostics and simplified screw or pluggable connection wiring. Six new configurations of DIN rail mount 24V AC/DC safety relays are now available.
Starting at $120.00, IDEM SCR21, SCR32 and SCR73 Series single/dual channel Viper safety relays provide up to 7 safety output contacts and 3 auxiliary output contacts for E-Stop relay or safety gate relay applications.
SCR3142TD Series Viper safety relays (from $337.00) have a configurable delay function and 8 status LEDs for easy diagnostics. Applications include guard door monitoring, emergency stop devices and sensors.
SEU31 series Viper safety relay expansion modules (starting at $125.00) can be directly wired to the SCR21, SCR31, SCR73, and SCR3142TD series safety relays to provide additional safety contacts.
BRX Analog I/O Expansion Modules
The versatile BRX Micro PLC system combines powerful features in a compact, stand-alone footprint. One of the unique features of the BRX platform is its ability to expand its capability to fit the application.
New analog I/O expansion modules are available in high-resolution current/voltage and temperature models.
Two 8-channel analog current and voltage input modules and two 8-channel current and voltage output modules are available. Current signal ranges are 0-20 mA, 4-20 mA; voltage ranges are 0-5 VDC, 0-10 VDC, +/- 5 VDC, +/- 10 VDC. Input and output signal resolution is 16-bits (external 24 VDC required).
The new 4-channel temperature module supports type J, E, K, R, S, T, B, N, C thermocouples. The module can also be configured for millivolt level analog inputs.
BRX analog I/O modules start at $187.00 and have a two-year warranty.
Wenglor 3-Color Sensors and 12-Color Fiber-Optic Sensors
Wenglor color sensors reliably select colored objects in automated high-speed processes based on defined reference colors.
Applications include detection of color markings on print marks, labels and packages; color object sorting, and spectral measurement of colors in printing processes.
The Wenglor OPT2023 color sensor is capable of evaluating up to 3 colors simultaneously. Single lens optics allows this sensor to have a small spot diameter and large working range. The 3-color OPT2023 sensor is $295.00.
The Wenglor OPT2022 12-color fiber-optic amplifier ($545.00) is a multispectral sensor with 12 switching outputs for detailed color analysis. Sensor settings are selectable on a graphical display.
Starting at $43.00 and designed for tight spaces, four OPT series plastic and glass fiber optic cable options are available for use with the OPT2022 amplifier.
NITRA Pneumatic Rotary Actuators & Grippers
NITRA® Rotary Actuators are available in four body sizes with or without shock absorbers. All are double acting and have an adjustable travel range from zero to 190 degrees. Anodized aluminum bodies include integral mounting slots for position switches. A durable ball bearing hub and integrated piston magnets are standard. The compact design is ideal for general material handling and other industrial applications. NITRA rotary actuators start at $190.00.
NITRA Pneumatic Grippers are actuators with jaws (fingers) to grip objects, and are available in seven body sizes with parallel or angular grip travels and side mount or end mount grips. Grippers are either double-acting, single-acting normally open, or single-acting normally closed. Anodized aluminum bodies include integral mounting slots for position switches. NITRA Grippers are priced from $67.00.
EtherNet/IP protocol for Protos X Field I/O systems
The Protos X "Xpansion" field I/O system, using serial Modbus RTU (RS-485), Ethernet Modbus TCP or EtherNet/IP communications protocols, provides the exact I/O needed with the smallest footprint possible.
2 to 16-point discrete I/O terminals and 2 to 8-channel analog I/O terminals are available. Up to 64 terminals per assembly and 255 I/O terminals total are possible. The Modbus and EtherNet/IP Bus couplers provide connection options to hundreds of industrial control devices including the most popular PLCs and SCADA/HMI packages.
Bus couplers are now available in four configurations. The new PX-EIP1 server bus coupler (priced at $244.00) uses EtherNet/IP protocol over Ethernet. PX-TCP1 and PX-TCP2 server bus couplers offer Modbus TCP protocol over Ethernet. The PX-MOD slave bus coupler utilizes Modbus RTU/ASCII protocol over RS-485.
Cable/Wire Ties and Cable Tie Installation Tools from SapiSelco
SapiSelco® has been a leader in the manufacture of cable ties for more than 65 years, offering a wide variety of standard and specialty cable ties.
Standard cable ties (starting at $1.00 / 300pcs) are available in natural, black and five colors, have rounded edges to avoid cable damage, and are UL 94: V2 self-extinguishing Nylon rated.
Stainless steel tooth Nylon cable ties (from $1.50 / 150pcs) offer high mechanical strength.
SapiSelco specialty cable ties include UV resistant ties, metal detector readable ties, pushbutton re-openable/reusable ties, buttonhole ties, screw mount tie to attach cable bundles to a support, Nylon marker cable ties with built-in identification tag, and double-headed locking cable ties for more secure fastening.
Starting at $12.50, SapiSelco cable tie tools include a cutting tool, collar fastening tool, and an adjustable cable tie gun installation tool.
Industrial Cat5e M12 Ethernet Patch Cables
New high flex, shielded M12 Ethernet CAT5E patch cables have a TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) jacket ideal for typical industrial applications. This Ethernet cable is flame retardant, chemical resistant and resistant to welding sparks.
These Ethernet cables are ideal for the AutomationDirect products and other devices that support Ethernet communications.
Several connection choices are available including male straight to male straight, male straight to male 90°, male straight to RJ45, and male 90° to RJ45. The cables are available in 0.6m, 1m and 3m lengths and have a -40° to +80°C (-40° to +176°F) temperature rating.
Starting at $19.00, M12 Ethernet patch cables have an ingress protection rating of IP65/66K/67 and are cULus, CSA approved.
Industrial Stride® Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Switches
Power over Ethernet (PoE) allows Ethernet network cables to also carry electrical power. Normally two connections are required, a network connection and a power connection: PoE reduces the time and expense of having electrical power cabling installed.
Two versions of Stride PoE switches are available: 10/100 and GbE. Both have one standard RJ45 Ethernet port and four PoE+ RJ45 ports (30W on each port).
Using Powered Device (PD) Detection, the PoE switch port will detect the presence of a PoE enabled device before sending power. If a non-PoE device is detected, power will not be sourced on that port but Ethernet communications will be permitted. The switches provide broadcast/network storm protection and have redundant power inputs.
Staring at $239.00, Stride PoE switches have a wide operating temperature range and are HazLoc certified.
STEGO Filter Fan Plus enclosure cooling fans
Filter fans provide economical cooling options for electrical/electronic enclosures.
The STEGO Filter Fan Plus series uses a new air flap design for the air outlet. The air flaps have less resistance to airflow than an exhaust filter, which allows the Filter Fan Plus system to achieve higher airflow while still preventing the ingress of contaminants.
In five fan sizes and airflows up to 243 CFM, two airflow systems are available. The FPI system has an intake fan with filter and an exhaust grille with air flaps; the FPO system uses an exhaust fan with air flaps and an intake grille with filter. A true "no screw" mounting system with four 6-position ratchets firmly mounts the fan.
Starting at $60.00, the STEGO filter fan plus series is IP54 dust and splash waterproof rated; 115 and 230VAC plus 12, 24, and 48VDC models are available.
More mounting brackets for a variety of sensor types and sizes
32 new Wenglor sensor mounting brackets have been added for many types and sizes of sensors.
New brackets are available for inductive, magnetic, capacitive and ultrasonic proximity sensors, along with photoelectric, laser and fiber optic sensors, and in 3, 4, 5, 6.5, 8, 12, 18 and 30mm sensor sizes.
New mounting bracket configurations start at $6.00 and include right-angle plastic brackets with and without insertion stops. A right-angle bracket with a fine-tune feature that allows vertical and horizontal adjustment for sensor placement is also available.
Swivel mount brackets are available for 8mm, 12mm, 18mm and 30mm sensors; the brackets are all stainless steel or with a stainless steel mounting plate and aluminum head. The right-angle swivel brackets mount on a secure 12mm stainless steel rod and provide 360 degree vertical and horizontal adjustment.
ProSense Digital Pressure Gauges
ProSense DPG1 digital pressure gauges are ideal for industrial and general purpose applications requiring an accurate and reliable device with easy to read digital display.
These DPG1 gauges have a 4-digit, 2" x 3/4" LCD display and 2-button operation. The backlight display turns on when the on/off button is pressed and has a continuous on display option or a timeout option to save battery life. The display battery life is 2 years (auto shut-off mode) or 2 weeks if the display is on continuously. A rubber boot is included for added gauge protection and the process connection is 1/4" NPT.
Gauge accuracy is +/- 0.5% of full scale with available pressure ranges from 0 - 15 psig to 0 - 5000 psig.
Pressure unit selections include psi, mH2O, mmHg, mbar, kPa, bar, kg/cm2 and MPa.
ProSense DPG1 digital pressure gauges are priced at $100.00 and have a 1-year warranty.
Continuous Flexing Industrial Cat5e Ethernet Cable
DataMax Extreme Ethernet cable from Quabbin® has a specially designed jacket developed to survive the many industrial hazards that commercial jackets will not. The DataMax cable jacket is pressure extruded over the cable core, "locking" the conductor pairs in place. This type of jacket construction provides very stable electrical performance, even when impacted, bent, or repeatedly flexed.
These Cat5e flexing cables are available in 24 AWG, 2 or 4 twisted pairs with color coded high density polyethylene insulation, and with unshielded or overall braid and foil shields.
The FR-TPE jacket has excellent chemical, moisture, and flame resistance, and exceptional low temperature flexibility; the cables are Type CMX Outdoor - CM and AWM Style 2463 UL classified.
Starting at $15.00, continuous flexing cables are made in the USA and are sold in 20 to 1000 foot lengths.
NITRA Current to Pneumatic (I/P) Transducers
NITRA NCP Series electro-pneumatic transducers convert a 4-20 mA current signal (I) from a PLC or other controller to a linear pneumatic output pressure (P).
These NITRA I/P transducers are rated for installation in NEMA 4X (IP65) environments and approved for hazardous locations.
The NCP series I/P transducers are available in output pressure ranges up to 120 psig for industrial pneumatic and process control applications.
NCP1 series transducers can be direct or bracket mounted and have a 1/2" NPT female conduit connection with wire leads.
Compact NCP2 series I/P transducers can be direct or bracket mounted and have a 1/2" NPT female conduit connection with wire leads or field wireable DIN 43650
electrical connector; optional pipe and DIN rail mounting kits are also available.
NITRA I/P transducers start at $275.00 and have a 1-year warranty.
Precision Limit Switches
Traditional limit switches are limited in terms of accuracy and repeatability. These cost-effective, ultra-precise mechanical limit switches from Metrol® have repeatability down to 10, 5, 3, and even 0.5 microns (µm) depending on the specific model.
Along with their high precision, these stainless steel limit switches are also some of the smallest switches/sensors available. Their tiny size allows them to be mounted in extremely tight locations.
Five precision limit switch series are available: precision touch with 3 micron or 5 micron accuracy; high precision touch and tool setter with 0.5 micron accuracy; ball plunger with 10 micron accuracy, and high temperature rated with 10 micron accuracy and operating temperatures up to 200°C. The switches are IEC IP40 to IP67 rated depending on model.
Precision limit switches start at $39.50 and have a 1-year warranty.
IronHorse® Shaft Mount Gearboxes
IronHorse shaft mount gearboxes (speed reducers) feature shafts and gears manufactured from the highest grade steel, case hardened and precision ground to AGMA standards for long lasting durability.
The gearbox shafts have reinforced double lip seals to protect against contamination and prevent oil from escaping; premium ball and tapered roller bearings provide smooth operation and lower noise.
Extended gear centers ensure tooth contact and provide consistent operation.
Housings are 100% cast iron to provide industrial grade protection for the life of the unit.
Gearboxes are available in 9:1, 15:1 and 25:1 gear ratios and in frame sizes from 2 to 5. Uses include reducing output speed, increasing torque, changing drive direction, and/or running two loads from one motor.
Shaft mount gearboxes start at $549.00 (with torque arm included) and have a 1-year warranty.
Updated DirectLOGIC DL405 PLC CPUs
Two new feature-enhanced DL405 PLC CPUs have been added, the D4-454 and D4-454DC-1. The D4-454 CPUs ($859.00) provide all the capabilities of the D4-430, D4-440 and D4-450 CPUs, using updated microprocessor technology allowing the D4-454 to be the CPU of choice for the DL405 family.
Both D4-454 CPUs include a built-in power supply and four communication ports. Each CPU offers a large amount of program memory, advanced diagnostics and a substantial instruction set that includes drum sequencers, ASCII output, floating point math, trig functions, bit of word manipulation, timed and hardware-triggered subroutines, For/Next loops, fill-in-the-blank PID control, and more.
The DirectLOGIC DL405 controller offers reliable, time-tested hardware with a wide variety of I/O modules, configurations and many specialty modules available.
New 3 and 4-inch C-more Micro HMI Touch Panels with Built-in Ethernet
The EA3-S3ML C-more 3" Micro touch panel ($198.00) has a 3.1-inch STN LCD monochrome display and twelve selectable LED-driven backlight colors. It features a 128 x 64 pixel display, and five function keys with red LED indicators.
The EA3-T4CL C-more 4" Widescreen Micro touch panel ($269.00
) has a 4.3-inch TFT LCD 480 x 272 pixel display (WQVGA) with 32K colors for customizing objects, screen backgrounds and displaying bitmap graphics.
Both the 3-inch and 4-inch touch panels each have two serial ports, one micro-USB port and one built-in RJ45 Ethernet port.
These 12-24 VDC powered panels can also receive power from the serial communications port of most AutomationDirect PLCs or through the USB port when connected to a PC for programming (using free EA-MG-PGMSW software).
The panels are NEMA 4/4X and IP65 (indoor) rated.
Adjustable Industrial Temperature Switches
ProSense® TSDA25 series temperature switches offer simple temperature monitoring and control with easy setup via mechanical adjustment dials. An extremely durable housing and no moving parts make these switches very reliable and ensure long-term stability without setpoint drift.
TSDA25 series temperature switches are a direct replacement for the TSD25 series and offer higher accuracy and a standard sized 6mm diameter probe.
Two temperature sensing ranges are available: -4 to 284°F (-20 to 140°C) and -13 to 284°F (-25 to 140°C). Two PNP normally open or two complementary PNP normally open/normally closed switching DC outputs are available. LEDs indicate switching and operating status.
ProSense TSDA25 Series temperature switches are priced at $89.00 and have a 3-year warranty.
Wide Area Sensors for Product Detection
Area Sensors from Micro Detectors (MD) are multi-beam, through-beam sensors with emitter and receiver elements used to sense wide areas. These area sensors are not personnel safety protective devices.
CX0 Series basic area sensors have a sensing distance of up to 6m and a detection height up to 320mm. CX2 Series advanced area sensors also have a sensing distance of up to 6m with detection height of up to 960mm and offer analog outputs and a blanking function.
Available Teach-in functions are used for product setting and adjustment. LEDs indicate the sensor alignment, optics condition and faults.
The blanking function (CX2 series) allows the height of the active optic window to be adapted to the specific application by eliminating ("blanking") pairs of beams.
MD area sensors start at $200.00, have a 3-year warranty and are IEC IP67 rated.
INTEGRA Premium Series Wall Mount, Screw Cover Polycarbonate Enclosures
The new Premium Series of INTEGRA wall mount enclosures adds lift-off screw cover, hinged screw cover and single door hinged cover with non-metallic latch versions.
Starting at $46.00, the Premium series features INTEGRA's unique T-Rail mounting system for dead-front panels, swing-out panels, layering subpanels, and/or infinitely variable subpanel height.
INTEGRA polycarbonate enclosures weigh less and are engineered for durability and impact resistance, UV stability, chemical resistance, design flexibility and machinability. The enclosures are NEMA Type 1, 2, 3, 3R, 3S, 4, 4X, 5, 6/6P, 12, and 13 rated and are watertight, non-corrosive, non-conductive, and easy to install and modify. Subpanels starting at $9.00 and other accessories including pole mount kits are available. INTEGRA enclosures are UL approved, CE, RoHs, and REACH compliant.
National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Approved Potable Water Solenoid Valves
NS-Series NSF certified water valves (from GC Valves) are an excellent choice for food and beverage grade potable water applications where products can be consumed by humans.
Three types of 2-port, 2-position, normally closed valves are available. The NS201 and NS211 series are piloted diaphragm valves with 316L stainless steel or Noryl (thermoplastic) bodies and are ported for 3/8, 1/2 or 3/4 inch NPT.
Cost-effective NS301 series valves are direct acting and a good choice for potable water applications up to 400 psi. These valves have 303 stainless steel bodies and 1/4 inch NPT ports.
24VDC, 24VDC, 120VAC and 240VAC replacement coils are available, as are valve repair kits and complete valve rebuild kits.
Made in the USA, NS Series potable water valves start at $73.00 and are NSF, CE, CSA, UL recognized and NEMA 4/4X protected.
New Assorted Hand Tools from Wera
14 new assorted Wera tools have been added including miniature and insulated screwdriver sets, a driver-bit set, metric and Imperial T-handle and L-key hexdriver sets, an impact driver set and adjustable torque screwdrivers and torque wrenches.
The Wera 17-piece 5/16-inch hex socket drive impact driver set ($221.00) includes impact driver, assorted bits, square socket adapters and durable cloth pouch.
A new 20-piece miniature driver bit set ($186.00) has a electrostatic discharge safe (ESD) bit-holding miniature screwdriver with slotted, Phillips, hex, Torx and 5 lobe bits.
Starting at $144.00, new Wera adjustable torque wrenches with reversible ratchets are available in four torque ranges from 1.5 to 150 lb-ft. and three drive sizes 1/4, 3/8, 1/2 inch.
The new torque screwdriver kit ($319.00) includes three torque drivers (ranging from 2.5 to 55 in-lb) and 24 driver bits.
NITRA Pneumatic Total Air Preparation Units (TAP series) and CMV Ethernet/IP (EIP) Modules
NITRA Total Air Prep (TAP) units are the latest technology for compressed air preparation. A single, high flow unit contains an automatic drain air filter with clogged filter indicator, relieving regulator, lockable shut-off valve, pressure gauge and air dump. Electric models also have an adjustable electric soft start / shut-off valve and an adjustable pressure switch with indicator LEDs. Interchangeable inlet and outlet port inserts allow the TAP to easily mount to most pipe sizes. TAP units have a 0 to 120 psi pressure range and are IP65 rated and CE approved. NITRA TAP total air prep units start at $171.00.
Also new, two NITRA Ethernet/IP (EIP) protocol modules (from $549.00) have been added to the NITRA CMV Series of compact modular solenoid valves. These Ethernet/IP communication end plates permit daisy chaining of as many CMV manifold banks as needed.
ProSense ETS Series Digital Temperature Sensors
The ETS Series of digital temperature sensors combines a precision RTD sensing element, measuring electronics, and process fitting all in a single stainless steel temperature transmitter probe.
A built-in, 4-digit digital display provides indication of the measured temperature. Two yellow LEDs indicate output switch status. The sensor housing can be rotated and the digital display electronically flipped for installation flexibility.
Two solid state switch outputs are provided. Select models allow one output to be configured as a scalable analog signal, turning the unit into a combination temperature switch and transmitter.
Simple pushbutton setup allows the ETS to be easily and quickly configured prior to installation;
free ProSense XT-SOFT software can also be used to program the ETS parameters.
ETS series digital temperature sensors start at $146.00.